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Koko supports mandatory registration of prepaid SIMs

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III today expressed support for Sen. Vicente Sotto III’s proposal mandating telecommunication companies to register pre-paid subscriber identification module (SIM) cards to address abuses resulting from the loose sale of such cards in the country. The Senate President said that aside from preventing unscrupulous individuals …

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ATI launches farmer’s online trading site

By Frank E. Dosdos, Nora Sorino and Sita Asequia of GSD-Iligan Bureau The Agriculture Training Institute (ATI) Regional Training Center X launched last weekend the FilFarm Website, an E-Trading Web in the internet on the occasion of its 2nd Regional Techno Gabay Program (TGP) Summit held at Atrium/Rotunda of Limketkai …

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Dads pass law vs sale of bootlegged petrol

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent The City Council has finally passed an ordinance prohibiting individuals from selling and retailing of unsafe and sub-standard petroleum products, specifically those using softdrink or plastic bottles, jugs, and other similar containers in the city. City councilors approved during their latest session the City Ordinance No. …

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City councilors okay agreement with DA

The City Council has enacted Ordinance No. 13120-2016, authorizing the city mayor to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Agriculture, Regional Office Field No. 10 (DA 10), covering the grant of One Unit Corn Mill (Mobile) in the city. Stipulated in the MOA …

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Medical assistance program at city hospital okayed

The City Council during its 9th regular session unanimously approved Ordinance No. 13119-2016, authorizing the city mayor to enter into and sign the Memorandum (MOA) of Agreement with the JR Borja General Hospital and the Department of Health 10, covering the Medical Assistance Program (MAP) to be extended to JR …

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State of lawlessness?

Rhona Canoy   SO… When people heard President Duterte declare a state of lawlessness, people went into a panic. That got me to thinking. We Filiipinos actually shouldn’t be as reactive to this situation. And that is because: Lawlessness is a way of life for us. And before you all …

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Calling out vs. martial law

Ian Alfredo Magno THE rising audacity of lawless elements seems evident with the nonsensical bombing of Davao City, massive jailbreaks, beheading of kidnap victims by, which triggered the ongoing search and destroy operations against the Abu Sayaff; alarming scale of drug operations, bombing of power transmission facilities and the continuing threat …

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Hegemony by design

Erick San Juan WHEN you study how the United States goes to war, there is a prevalent, though not perfect, pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis that galvanizes popular opinion and becomes the immediate occasion for military intervention, but subsequently is exposed as a misguided perception or outright …

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An open invitation

OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families welcome President Rodrigo Duterte’s vision of “a better Philippines” that OFWs can come home to. However, a “better Philippines” for OFWs does not only mean a drug-free or corrupt-free Philippines. Ultimately, a better Philippines for OFWs means an end to unemployment, contractualization and …

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Pelaez hits move for warrantless arrests

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent MISAMIS Oriental Vice Gov. Jose Mari Pelaez yesterday expressed his strong opposition to Sen. Richard Gordon’s proposal for President Duterte to allow warrantless arrests in his war on illegal drugs. Pelaez said a suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus would be like …

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